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The show, which takes place on Fridays, from April to September, in the center of the town of Marken.
The show is colorful and crowded with tourists. Around the square, there are plenty of stalls selling cheese, pancakes and various souvenirs.
Even though it was the end of August and no longer the height of tourism, it was very crowded and difficult to see unless you looked at a big movie screen, you are standing quite a way behind the barricades. Perhaps it is because as...More
It makes for a fun and colorful photo. It’s very crowded, so I could only see it by holding up my phone high and snapping some pics. We passed by in the evening on another occasion, which seemed to be far less crowded.
We got to the cheese market early and just managed to be at the front but in front of the cheese museum so not the best position. Had to stand for 1/2 an hour for it to start. Every picture had metal barriers in them....More
There’s a woman telling about the cheese process in four different languages and people running around the square with cheeses on a cart. That’s it.
Don’t go to Alkmaar just for the cheese market; we ended up turning it into a day of shopping and...More
If you happen to be in Alkmaar on a Friday the market is worth a visit, but I wouldn’t recommend going to Alkmaar just because of the market. There are masses of cheese and masses of people and that’s it.
Alkmaar train station is within walking distance of the Cheese Market. Best way is buy ticket at Amsterdam Centraal. Go earlyish as market closes at Noon promptly on a Friday. We went by car but had massive problem parking.